Board issues 4-day ultimatum to intending female pilgrims in Kano




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female pilgrims in KanoKANO – The Kano Pilgrims Welfare Board on Sunday issued a four-day ultimatum to intending female pilgrims had not undergone pregnancy test to do so or forfeit their Hajj seats.

The Public Officer of the board, Alhaji Nuhu Badamasi, gave the ultimatum in an with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.

Badamasi said any intending female pilgrims, who failed to undergo the test, would not perform the 2014 pilgrimage.

“There are about 60 female pilgrims who for one reason or the other did not attend the test at the hajj camp.
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“The board has given them four days from Aug. 25 to Aug. 28 to go to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital for the test.

“They have to pay a token fee of N1,000 now because the one we conducted at the hajj camp was free,’’ he said.

He said the warning became necessary to avoid embarrassment because the board had taken all measures to pregnant from performing the 2014 hajj.

The board had directed the intending pilgrims to attend medical and pregnancy tests at the hajj camp.

While male intending pilgrims were directed to attend medical test, the female counterpart were directed to undergo both medical and pregnancy tests. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]